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Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Preserving our lockdown stories

Churches have played an important part in our nations’ 2020 pandemic story, says Kinder Librarian and archivist Judith Bright, but unless we record our experiences, our faith communities’ insights will likely be lost in the story.

How Good News meets worldview

Bishop of Nelson Steve Maina has charged Anglican evangelists meeting at the AFFIRM conference last week with a call to carefully discern their hearers’ worldviews whenever they share the Good News.

Primates urge fair vaccine rollout

Leaders of the Anglican Communion have urged the world's Governments to prioritise Covid-19 vaccines for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

Bishops report on Napier flooding

Bishop of Tairāwhiti Archbishop Don Tamihere and Bishop of Waiapu Andrew Hedge have reported that Anglican parishes and institutions based in Napier have avoided major damage in the recent deluge and are now focused on supporting flood-affected families.

Children in poverty miss Xmas list

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services was sorry to see the Government so quickly reject 59 NGOs’ call to give children in poverty the gift of a chance to thrive this Christmas.
• Auckland City Mission bracing for toughest Christmas in 100 years

St Mark’s Community sets out

The newly formed Anglican Community of St Mark has celebrated its beginnings and charged its members for mission at the 2020 AFFIRM Conference in Christchurch.

NZCCSS spurs Govt to move

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services has welcomed the Government’s diverse new leadership team with its focus on battling Covid and reviving the nation’s livelihoods after the pandemic. Now they want to see Government makes sure all families in Aotearoa can move ahead to better times.

Faithfully marking our history

This week Bishop George Connor was surprised to find that two momentous events in the history of our nation are still passing by beneath much of our Church’s notice, even though we have secured them a place in our Church’s commemorations.

Christ Church reveals visionary plan

Christ Church Cathedral’s reinstatement company has released a plan to move into the future with a reinstated historic Cathedral building and a modern ‘Cathedral Quarter’ that promises to revitalise the heart of both city and diocese.
• Cathedral leaders look for $26m in one year
• Cost to reinstate Christ Church cathedral goes up by $50m
• Cost of new Cathedral plan skyrockets
• Commentator welcomes inspirational new Cathedral design


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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018